Home / Articles / Commentary / Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 am
My father died in 2004; my mother five years later. Anyone who has lost their parents knows one of the bittersweet tasks of grieving – going through all their stuff, deciding what to give away, thro...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
 The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches – reeling from ...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 Will Congress ever get its act together? That question is likely on the minds of many Americans, but the latest impasse should actually serve as a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts t...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 03:37 pm
Vachel Lindsay spoke at my mother’s graduation from Springfield High in 1931. I still have the program. Mom adored him. In her eyes he was young, reckless, exotic and incredibly talented. She wo...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 03:37 pm
My life is a tribute to the American Dream. My business partner and I started with 300 record albums and a $20 booth at the local farmers market. That was nearly 34 years ago. Vintage Vinyl in St. Lou...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 03:37 pm
Deeply unpopular and flagrantly unproductive, Congress is on its August recess right now. It won’t return until Sept. 9, after a five-week recess, leaving itself just a few days to settle issues like raising the debt ceiling and passing a federal budget. Here are some things you should know about where it stands at this stage of the game:

• Few, if any, Congresses can match t...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 03:37 pm
One recent afternoon, my infant daughter slept in my arms while I flipped through a backlog of magazines. I stumbled upon this article – “Dysfunctional Illinois: No Play, No Pay” &nd...

Calendar

  • Thu
    31
  • Fri
    1
  • Sat
    2
  • Sun
    3
  • Mon
    4
  • Tue
    5
  • Wed
    6